Learn about geocaching at Newport Library


Come join Alex and Amanda Smith, owners of Southern Oregon Geocaching, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the world of geocaching so they can start finding hidden treasures all around them. 

Southern Oregon Geocaching provides outdoor educational services and recreational activities to promote environmental stewardship and strong community ties through geocaching and fun. What is geocaching you ask? Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as a smartphone. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

The Newport Library is kicking off celebrations of its 100th year during September. As part of the effort to celebrate the centennial at the library, there will be a huge party on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., including a library geocache hunt starting at 10 a.m. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.newportlibrary.org or call 541-265-2153.

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